What Were We Watching?  Americans' Responses to Nazism Through Cinema, Radio and Media

Stories about World War II and the persecution of Europe's Jews were portrayed in American movie theaters and living rooms throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Award-winning films such as Mrs. Miniver, The Great Dictator and Casablanca shaped Americans' understanding of the Nazi threat, while newsreels and radio programs offered a brief glimpse into world events and the range of opinions on the war effort. Join us to learn how Hollywood and learders in entertainment and government battled for lthe hearts and minds of Americans.  This program is co-presented by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and Hemshech.


Daniel Greene, Ph.D
Historian and Curator, Americans and the Holocaust
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

David Weinstein, Ph.D
Author, The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics
Contributor, "Why Sarnoff Slept: NBC and the Holocaust"


Michele Taylor
Alumni Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Board Member, National Center for Civil and Human Rights